: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Ukraine suspends issue of cargo transport permits for Turkey

The Ukrainian Infrastructure Ministry has imposed restrictions on the issue of bilateral permits for cargo transportation by Turkish and Ukrainian carriers until September 30, 2016, the ministry`s press service reported.

This decision was taken on August 26 by the commission on execution, issue, registration and analysis of effectiveness of the use of permits for transportation through the territory of foreign states.

It was approved on August 31 by the Infrastructure Minister`s correspondent order.

The ministry also noted that similar restrictions would be introduced with regard to Turkish carriers. However, it did not specify the reasons for taking such a decision.

”The Commission decided to impose additional restrictions to be effective by September 30, 2016, on the execution and issue of `bilateral` permits for cargo transportation by Turkish and Ukrainian carriers,” a statement read.

According to the Infrastructure Ministry, the issue of ”bilateral” permits for the Turkey Republic numbered 548166-549815 will be handled by Ukrtransbezpeka after September 30, 2016.

”The Infrastructure Ministry appeals to the carriers to take note of the above information, while planning the transportation of goods to the Republic of Turkey,” the ministry noted.

Read alsoUkraine mulls retaliatory measures in response to Turkey`s stand on road freight transport liberalization As reported by UNIAN on December 1, 2015, the Infrastructure Ministry approved the distribution of ECMT permits for international road transport in 2016 among Ukrainian carriers.

In early 2015, the Infrastructure Ministry cancelled the reserves of cargo transport permits and made public information about the remaining one-time permits for international road transport on the Ukrtransbezpeka website.


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